November Road: A Thriller

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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Lou Berney is the author of four previous novels, the multiple award-winning November Road and The Long and Faraway Gone, as well as Gutshot Straight and Whiplash River. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.


"Nothing less than an instant American classic. Haunting, thrilling--and indelible as a scar." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"This superior novel from Edgar winner Lou Berney melds crime fiction with a tale about people reinventing themselves, played out during a cross-country automobile trip.... An emotional story about the power of love and redemption through sacrifice with the backdrop of a crucial historical moment." -- Associated Press

"Lou Berney has quickly become one of crime fiction's stand-outs, a quietly subversive writer who can surprise the most jaded readers. November Road delivers everything we have come to expect from him -- and then some." -- Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author

"November Road is a remarkable and unforgettable reading experience... You will recommend it to friends. You will read it again. Berney is a writer to be read and admired. This is a staggeringly brilliant book and a flat-out terrific read." -- Don Winslow, New York Times Bestselling Author, on November Road

"When people say they want to read a really good novel, the kind you just can't put down, this is the kind of book they mean. Exceptional." -- Stephen King on November Road

"From its first frenetic pages to its wrenching final ones, Lou Berney takes us on the ride of a lifetime...It's a crime story, a love story, a deeply American story. With November Road, Berney proves beyond doubt that he's one of the most talented crime novelists working today." -- Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of You Will Know Me, on November Road

"November Road is a thriller that defies categorization. A triumph of plot and prose and a brilliant depiction of the contradictions of 1960s America, the innocence, the violence, and the longing." -- Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, on November Road

"November Road is an absolute gem of a crime novel. Utterly immersive and pitch perfect in every way." -- Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew, on November Road

"In November Road, Lou Berney shows you everything that crime fiction can be--a tightrope story that takes you across the entire landscape of America, lived by characters as real as anyone you've ever known... It's the best book I've read this year--and second place isn't even close." -- Steve Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author and two-time Edgar winner, on November Road

"Berney's emotional, empathic writing keeps the dynamic between these two lost souls intriguing, and it resonates on a larger scale, placed as it is against such a vivid backdrop... and there's no complaint from this reader on his keeping the pages turning." -- Entertainment Weekly, "Required Reading", on November Road

"Berney's gentle, descriptive writing brilliantly reflects these times of both disillusionment and hope... Perfectly captures these few weeks at the end of 1963--all that was lost and all that lay tantalizingly and inevitably just beyond the horizon." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on November Road

"Berney's follow-up to The Long and Faraway Gone explores relationships between two complicated and realized characters. With depth and genre crossover appeal, this literary crime thriller will please fans of Dennis Lehane or George Pelecanos and also satisfy a wider audience." -- Library Journal (starred review) on November Road

"Berney creates nail-biting suspense by placing Marcello's top hit man on Guidry's trail, the book's power derives from Charlotte, who finds hidden strength as she confronts unexpected challenges. This is much more than just another conspiracy thriller." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on November Road

"Berney bends his notes exquisitely, playing with the melody, building his marvelously rich characters while making us commit completely to the love story, even though we hear the melancholy refrain and see the noir cloud lurking in the sky. Pitch-perfect fiction." -- Booklist (starred review) on November Road

"Conceived in ingenuity, executed with vision and steeped in carnage, November Road... examines hope lost, hope found--and the upshots, expected or otherwise, of love." -- Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star on November Road

"November Road is a transcendent, immersive novel that melds elements of many genres--crime, travelogue, and romance among them--seamlessly against the backdrop of a nation divided." -- on November Road

"Berney is the kind of writer who knows how to tickle a reader's expectations with the familiar, then raise the bar with superb character development, humor, and gritty fun." -- Austin Chronicle on November Road